Here’s historian John Coski of the American Civil War Museum giving a lunchtime presentation at the museum on confederate monuments in Virginia, telling us how to analyze these monuments and figure out what they mean to us and what they meant to those who erected them. This is a great presentation to help us put monuments into historical perspective.
The video’s description reads, “Have you ever thought about ‘reading’ a monument? In this presentation, Museum Historian John Coski demonstrates how Virginia’s Confederate monuments reveal the choices made by memorialists as they decided how and what to remember about the Civil War–and what to forget. Find out how the Lost Cause was shaped in part by these works in stone.”